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Judge says Montana officials unlawfully approved copper mine

Apr. 11, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State environmental officials unlawfully approved a large copper mine in central Montana despite worries that mining waste would pollute a river that’s popular among boaters, a state judge ruled. Officials with the Montana Department of Environmental...

Colorado man pleads guilty to stabbing girlfriend in Montana

Mar. 31, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former Colorado resident pleaded guilty Thursday to deliberate homicide for fatally stabbing his girlfriend last year, soon after they moved to Montana. Ronald Walter Roberts, 47, has been jailed since his arrest in the June 12, 2021 death of Carmen Edwards,...

Montana high court election changes ruled unconstitutional

Mar. 22, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature's proposal to change the way Supreme Court justices are elected in Montana is unconstitutional and cannot appear on the November 2022 ballot, a state judge has ruled. Montana's Constitution requires Supreme Court justices...